Over Peter’s 30 year career, he has worked in interactive media and technology development, financial services, and energy. Peter’s interest in founding Lionrock Recovery grew out of his long experience as a close family relative of people in recovery.
Peter held Vice President and General Manager positions at interactive entertainment leaders, Electronic Arts and SEGA. He later served as a Senior Vice President at eBay auction house, AuctionDrop, and as CEO at venture-backed music companies BivWak Digital Music and Tambourine. He was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Benchmark Capital.
In the energy industry, Peter served as a Vice President at solar power integrator, Regrid Power, where he led marketing and sales for residential systems, and assisted the founders in developing strategic alternatives which ultimately led to Regrid’s acquisition by Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ:RSOL) in 2008.
In the financial services industry, Peter’s experience includes service to both U.S. and European-based companies. He held advisory and brokerage positions in a range of asset classes at Shearson Lehman Brothers, Italian investment bank Societa’ Partecipazioni Finanziarie’, Meridian Realty Investments, and Capital Real Estate.
Peter holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Brown University.
Before founding Lionrock, Iain served as VP, South Bay Operations for Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RSOL), overseeing more than 3MW of photovoltaic solar projects and a team of 45 employees. He was also a key executive at Regrid Power, a solar integrator acquired by Real Goods Solar. As Regrid’s Vice President of Finance, he led the finance, accounting and business planning departments, and helped the company grow from $3M to $15M in revenues in less than three years.
During his time in the solar industry Iain also served on the board of directors of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), including serving as its Treasurer, and later as President. Prior to joining Regrid Power, Iain served for 8 years at Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) in financial management and planning positions in support of Cisco’s manufacturing and engineering divisions.
Iain holds a BA degree in Business Management / Economics with a concentration in accounting from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Ashley is a co-founder of Lionrock and member of the executive team. She leads talent acquisition operations, building Lionrock’s team to support the company’s growth. She is responsible for social media engagement and deepening Lionrock’s community. Ashley is a member of the Office of the Clinical Director, collaborating with Lionrock’s clinical leadership on key business issues.
Ashley is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor-II, a Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist, and a Certified Arise Interventionist. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Ashley co-directs the Healthtech Women LA Hub, a global syndicate of women in health and technology.
Laura brings nearly 30 years experience in the field of psychology to Lionrock. She is a Licensed Psychologist in California, and also holds the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), and Basic Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (BCRPS) certifications.
Laura served Kaiser Permanente for over 18 years in a variety of roles including Division Chief of Chemical Dependency Services, Program Director of Kaiser’s Oakland Chemical Dependency Recovery Program, and Program Director for Kaiser’s South San Francisco Adolescent Chemical Dependency Recovery Program.
Laura earned Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, and a B.A. in Clinical Psychology at San Francisco State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Joan is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC II) and a nationally-certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). After her early work at Camp Recovery in Scotts Valley, CA, Joan joined the Chemical Dependency Institute in Campbell, CA, where she served as an addiction counselor and as Director of Admissions. Later, Joan joined Good Samaritan Hospital as an addiction counselor and helped patients struggling with addiction there for many years. In addition, she established a private addiction counseling practice in 1994. She is a former Director of the Board of Pathways Society in Santa Clara, CA.
Joan currently serves as an Oral Examination Commissioner for the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), playing a key role in the certification of addiction counselors in California.
Bahan leads Lionrock’s admissions team and is a member of Lionrock’s corporate executive team.
Before joining Lionrock, she served as a Registered Recovery Worker supporting clients at Safe Harbor Treatment Center for Women in Costa Mesa, California, where she provided case management, therapy implementation, and general client support. She held marketing and sales positions in the residential real estate industry and as a Marketing Manager for the Harvard Club in Boston, Massachusetts.
Bahan holds a B.A. cum laude in Sociology, with a minor in Clinical Psychology, from Merrimack College.
Dr. Ken Starr practiced as an Emergency Physician for ten years in Eugene, Oregon, before moving Los Osos, California, where he practices Addiction Medicine, specializing in treating opiate and alcohol dependence.
Ken graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. Ken graduated from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the TTU Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas. He is a member of the California Society of Addiction Medicine.
Director, Lionrock Behavioral Health Clinical Advisory Board
Chris serves as Senior Medical Director for BlueShield/Care1st, where he is responsible for providing clinical leadership and making clinical decisions for Care1st members in all lines of business. He works closely with the Chief Medical Officer on Quality, Medical Management, and Advocacy programs. Prior to joining BlueShield/Care1st, Chris served as Medical Director at Magellan Health, where he was responsible for the California markets covering 2.1 million lives and managing behavioral benefits. Prior to his role at Magellan, Chris served as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Health Plan of San Mateo.
Chris earned his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management.
Director, Lionrock Behavioral Health Advisory Board
An addiction treatment professional with over twenty-five years’ experience as a clinician and a supervisor, Chris currently serves as Clinical Director at Conifer Park, a private Substance Use Disorder rehabilitation center which provides a range of services across the continuum of care in upstate New York. Previously, Chris served as President/CEO of Huther Doyle Memorial Institute, which provides substance abuse treatment in the Rochester, NY area.
Chris also serves as President of the New York affiliate of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), a national leader in education and credentialing for the addiction field.
Chris is a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). In addition, Chris holds a Department of Transportation-Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) designation, a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) Certification through NAADAC, and a Doctorate of a Business Administration (DBA). Throughout his career, Chris has worked with a broad spectrum of client populations, with most of his experience coming in co-occurring treatment.
Roland F. Williams
MA, LAADC, ICADC, NCACII, ACRPS, SAP
Director, Lionrock Behavioral Health Advisory Board
Roland is an interventionist, author, trainer, counselor and consultant specializing in addiction-related issues. He is a co-founder and Strategic Advisor of Alta Mira Recovery Programs, located in Sausalito, California, as well as a co-founder and former Clinical Director of Bayside Marin, a recovery center located in San Rafael, California which was later acquired by CRC Health Group.
For 15 years, Roland served Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California, where he was responsible for the psychiatric and chemical dependency programs as Director of Behavioral Health Services. He is nationally certified as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), a designation that certifies him to perform substance abuse evaluations and treatment referrals under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Transportation for public safety-related interventions.
Roland sat on the oral examination board of CAADAC, (California Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors), and is a member of the NAADAC Trainers Academy, providing technical assistance and training nationwide.
He has published three books: Relapse Prevention Counseling for African Americans and Relapse Warning Signs for African Americans (with Terence T. Gorski) as well as the Relapse Prevention Workbook for African Americans. Roland has consulted entertainment companies in their portrayal of addiction, including advising the cable network Biography on the development of an episode on Marvin Gaye for their show Final 24, and advising HBO on development of their special presentation, Addicted.
Roland has taught Addiction Studies at the University of California, California State University, University of Texas, University of Utah, San Jose State University and JFK University. He has conducted training for The Betty Ford Center; Smith and Jones, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; The Lakeview Center, Pensacola, Florida; Florida Intervention Project for Nurses; Physicians Diversion Program; The Other Bar, Attorney Support Program; Ben Franklin Institute, Philadelphia; Acoma Recovery Center, New Mexico; Illinois Alcohol and Drug Counselors Board; and 15 California state correctional programs.
Charity is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas, and has worked with recovery programs for over 8 years. Her experience includes counseling and case management with incarcerated adult males, adjudicated adolescents and multi family groups. Charity also supervised an intensive residential treatment program for adolescent males who were committed to TJJD.
Charity assisted in research projects regarding group curriculum with Texas Christian University and the Pathways to Self Discovery and Change adolescent program. Prior to working in the field of addiction treatment, Charity worked with emotionally disturbed adolescents in residential settings.
She holds a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
Larey Fierman is certified as a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor II (CADC-II) by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP). He brings nearly two decades of experience in addiction counseling to Lionrock.
Larey worked with diverse populations at Rim Family Services, in Sky Forest, CA, as well as serving as a primary counselor at Above It All Treatment Center in Lake Arrowhead, CA. Before becoming an Addiction Counselor, Larey also served as House Manager of a Sober Living Network-member recovery residence.
Dynese Addotta is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor and a Registered Addiction Specialist. She has worked with the recovery community for over 15 years. Dynese has advanced training in Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction and Crisis Management. In addition to her formal education she also brings over 18 years of personal recovery experience to Lionrock.
Dynese began working with the recovery community in 1997 at Oxnard Recovery Homes in Oxnard, CA before working with New Hope Recovery Systems in Modesto, CA. Prior to joining Lionrock, Dynese was an AOD Counselor with Health Net for 6 years, specializing in counseling, DUI education and PC 1000 & 1210 programs.
She studied Business at California State University, Northridge and holds a Registered Addiction Specialist certification through the Breining Institute R.A.S. # A1007271038.
Alyssa is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Ohio, and brings five years of counseling experience to Lionrock. She held counseling positions at treatment centers including The Bridge to Recovery, Sanctuary Psychiatric Centers, and the Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Treatment Center in Santa Barbara, California. She also served in other clinical roles at the Recovery Road Medical Center, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and SummaCare.
Alyssa earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling from Eastern Nazarene College, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Curry College.
Cynthia brings over 15 years experience in the behavioral health field to Lionrock. She is a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC III - Supervisor) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California, Colorado, and New York. She has served as a Counselor, Supervisor, and Clinical Director, helping families, youth, and active military, in the US and Europe.
Cynthia holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Irvine, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.
Capri brings nearly a decade of experience in addiction counseling to Lionrock. She is a Missouri Licensed Professional Counselor, an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a DOT Qualified Substance Abuse Professional.
Capri provides care in private practice and has previously provided care for Pathways Behavioral Health Care, Community Resource Service Sedalia, and Recovery Lighthouse. She is an Adjunct Professor at Central Methodist University, where she teaches a course in counseling psychology. She has served as an Adjunct Psychology Professor of Psychology at State Fair Community College.
Capri holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Central Missouri State, and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State.
Lori brings to Lionrock almost a decade of experience in outpatient, inpatient, intensive outpatient, individual, family, and group counseling. She is a licensed professional counselor for the State of Pennsylvania. In addition Lori is a national certified counselor and certified clinical trauma professional. She holds a bachelor of science degree from Kutztown University in Psychology, and a master’s of science degree in mental health counseling from Capella University.
Alana has been involved in the recovery community for nearly a decade. She manages Lionrock’s Base Camp recovery support program. In addition to her Base Camp work Alana assists Lionrock’s leadership team with program development, quality assurance and administration.
Alana serves as a clinician at Uplift Family Services, where she provides individual, family, and group therapy to children and adolescents with an emphasis in trauma work. In addition, she regularly volunteers at juvenile detention facilities, adolescent psych wards, and recovery homes, working with the residents struggling with chemical dependency.
Alana holds a B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, a CADC-II credential and is currently pursuing a Master in Clinical Psychology at San Jose State University.
Michelle brings to Lionrock nearly a decade of experience working in behavioral health. She is a Tennessee Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). When not working with Lionrock clients, Michelle provides co-occurring mental health and substance abuse services to mothers and infants through Ridgeview Recovery Center’s innovative Mothers and Infants Sober Together (MIST) program. In addition, she supervises the MIST program in three counties in East Tennessee. Before joining the MIST program, Michelle served as a Recovery Specialist and Primary Counselor at Ridgeview and the Brookhaven Retreat.
Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies from University of Maryland College Park, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Jennifer Stevens is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut and New York. She brings over a decade of experience in substance use disorder and behavioral health treatment to Lionrock. Jennifer has worked as a Counselor, Supervisor and Clinical Director, helping youth, families, and adults struggling with addiction and mental health issues in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University.
Manisha brings to Lionrock almost a decade of experience working in intensive inpatient, detox inpatient units, aftercare, and individual counseling. She is a licensed clinical social worker for the State of Nevada, and a certified financial social worker. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in business administration from University of Nevada, and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Nevada.
Michele brings to Lionrock nearly a decade of experience working in all levels of behavioral health, including intensive inpatient, detox, outpatient, MICD groups, individual extended care, aftercare, and medication assisted treatment counseling. She is a licensed drug and alcohol counselor. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Studies from Capella University, and a Masters of Business Administration, Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Ken brings to Lionrock 20 years experience working with individuals and families. His career has focused on the treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues, working with both adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. During his career, he has worked for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas as well as outpatient and inpatient programs in El Paso, Texas. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Texas - Dallas, and a Masters of Education in Educational Psychology from The University of Texas at El Paso.
Karen brings to Lionrock 20 years of experience providing short-term, solution based, problem-solving interventions to military service members, government service employees, contractors, and their families, coping with deployment, deployed-in-garrison, reintegration and combat issues. Additional counseling experience in combat and post-combat stress, depression, substance abuse, & addiction, suicide identification and intervention, anxiety, and identifying resources available supporting individuals, couples, families, parenting, child/adolescent, and group consultations. Karen earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College Master of Arts, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New Mexico.
Ashlea brings to Lionrock 18 years of experience in mental health and substance abuse counseling. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. Ashlea earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from James Madison University, and a Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Carla brings to Lionrock 20 years of counseling experience, working with emotionally disturbed and behavioral disordered youth. She has experience implementing services for women and children in shelters, working with the impact of mental illness on families, and domestic violence. Carla earned a Master in Social Work from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas.
Jenae brings to Lionrock 17 years of experience in mental health and is a licensed mental health counselor in Washington and Oregon. She graduated with a Master’s degree from Walla Walla University in Counseling Psychology in August 2004, and became licensed in Washington in 2008. Jenae became licensed in the State of Oregon in April 2016. Her credentials include LPC, LMHC, and CMHS.
Cheyenne brings to Lionrock 16 years of experience in social work with an emphasis in family resources. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Hawaii. She graduated with a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Hawaii. Her credentials include LCSW, ACSW.
Thad brings to Lionrock 12 years of experience as a Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC), working with the Department of Defense. Disciplines include solution focused counseling with service members, their families, and returning soldier surge assignments.
Thad is a Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child & Family Development from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Joanna brings to Lionrock 8 years of experience as a certified alcohol counselor and expert in early recovery. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan, certified in advanced alcohol and drug counseling.
Joanna graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Life Education from Arbor University, and earned a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
Hilary brings to Lionrock 14 years’ experience as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. She has expertise in individual, group, and family services. She has additional therapeutic experience conducting women’s screening services for the Illinois Department of Mental Health, as well as supporting women living in maximum security and general population prisons.
Hilary graduated with a Bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Business from Western Illinois University, and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Bradley University.
Lynn brings to Lionrock five years experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for the states of Texas and Tennessee. She has expertise in offering therapeutic oversight for foster and adoptive child placement, and creating cohesive environments for change in group therapy for substance abuse, anger management, and parenting.
Lynn graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University, and a PhD from Texas Tech University in Counselor Education, specializing in Trauma.
Jessica brings 15 years of experience in the field of psychology to Lionrock. She is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor in Indiana, and has earned a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) certification. Her career has focused on the treatment of substance use disorders, working with both adults and adolescents in a variety of treatment settings. Jessica earned Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Psychology at Capella University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of Montana.
Zeinah comes to Lionrock with over five years experience working in addiction treatment. She began her career in the field working at Hope by the Sea in San Juan Capistrano, CA, managing the residence and progressing to working as an Admissions Counselor. Most recently, Zeinah (she pronounces her name “Zenna”) served as an Admissions Counselor for Monarch Shores, a residential treatment program also in San Juan Capistrano. Zeinah cares deeply about the people who contact her about problems with drinking and drugs.
Melinda has 8 years experience working in recovery programs with admissions teams in both in large-facility dual diagnosis rehabilitation centers and addiction rehabilitation programs. She is currently enrolled Palm Beach State College, earning her Addiction Counselor certification.
Christiana’s experience ranges from Marketing to Recruiting, Business Development, and Project Management. She has experience in both the agency and corporate sides of marketing and has specialized in brand development and creative strategy. Prior to Lionrock, Christiana co-founded a marketing consulting company which focused on establishing social media strategy, marketing campaigns and conducting sales training for businesses.
Valerie leads Lionrock’s technology training functions for Clinical Operations and Admissions. Valerie brings with her 10 years of administrative and training experience. She is a graduate of the University of Redlands, where she received a BA in Business Administration, and Seton Hall University, where she received an MA in Creative Writing.
Katie brings with her seven years of experience in marketing, sales, and management. In addition, she has four years of experience working with clients struggling with substance use disorders, helping them in their journey of recovery. Most recently, she worked as a community-based social worker at Options Counseling in Eugene, Oregon.
Katie earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Oregon Honors College, where she graduated in 2006.